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Govt to decide on quota in AIIMS specialty posts: SC | The Indian Express

Related. The Supreme Court Thursday put the ball in the Centre’s court to take a call on providing reservation in appointment for faculty posts in specialty and super-specialty posts in medical colleges, including the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). “We clarify that it is for the Central government to take a decision as to whether there should be reservation in specialty and super-specialty posts,” said a five-judge Bench headed by Justice H L Dattu. The Centre had moved the apex court seeking review of a Constitution Bench judgment which had said it cannot take a view contrary to the one expressed in 1992 by a nine-judge Bench in the Indra Sawhney case, also known as the Mandal case, that there could be no compromise with merit at super specialty stage. As soon as Additional Solicitor General L Nageshwar Rao opened his arguments, the Bench said the judgment makes it clear that the Centre has to follow the advice given in the Indra Sawhney case. “That’s all and nothing more than that,” the Bench said, and explained by saying “we have not added a word other than what has been said in the Indra Sawhney judgment”. “At the best, we can add one sentence that it is for Central government to take decision to amend the Constitution,” it said. “Even now the ball is in your court. You can say whether in specialty and super-specialty posts there can be reservation or not. Choice is yours to follow the advise made in the Indira Sawhney judgement,” the Bench said.
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